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Biography of Michael Jordan

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Biography of Michael Jordan Michael Jordan redefined the NBA superstar, as a phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of grace, power, artistry and improvisational ability. Born Michael Jeffery Jordan, in Brooklyn, New York he was the fourth of five children, whose family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was a young child. In the North Carolina area, Jordan was well known for his baseball skills, being named MVP of the Babe Ruth League, long before his basketball skills emerged. ...read more.


The following year while participating in the Five-Star Basketball Camp, he met Dean Smith, legendary University of North Carolina coach, who recruited him. Jordan later that year signed a letter of intent to attend UNC. Jordan earned a starter spot on the Tar-Heel 1987-82 squad, becoming the fourth freshman ever to do so under Smith. Most of the freshman season was spent in a supporting role for James Worthy and Sam Perkins, both whom went on to start in the NBA. ...read more.


The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan in the 1984 draft as the third overall pick. After 6 Chicago Bull NBA Championships, 5 MVP Awards, 10 All-NBA First Team selections, and selection as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History" along with numerous other acclimations, Jordan as we know his can never be replaced. The Bulls' domination of the NBA under Jordan's leadership captured the imagination of many people, and his athletic skills, charisma, and competitive drive created new basketball fans as few other players have. He has become one the most-recognized individuals in the world. ...read more.

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